Bill Gates has shared a list of tweets which inspired him this year, to show that there was “hope and progress” in 2017.
After terror attacks across the world, a mass shooting in Las Vegas and unrest in the US during Donald Trump’s first year as President, some, including the tech entrepreneur have described 2017 as a particularly difficult year.
Mr Gates wrote: “There’s no denying that 2017 was a really tough year… but it also delivered some amazing moments of hope and progress. Here are some inspiring tweets that you may have missed.”
The entrepreneur often shares reading lists and other recommendations with his followers.
He listed the tweets he found the most inspiring this year:
The achievements of everyday Americans:
Bill Gates said: “On May 18, 2017, Edwardo Sanchez tweeted that he was the first person in his family to graduate from college. Congratulations, Edwardo!”
Works of art and film he found interesting:
People using their money for good deeds:
Bill Gates tweeted : “2017 World Food Prize winner @akin_adesinawill use his prize money to establish a fund to provide grants to African youth involved in agriculture.”
Uplifting news reports:
Mr Gates commented: “The New York Times reported that doing good for others helps those who give as well as those who receive.”
A new trend called #ExtremeReading encouraged children to pick up books
The tech mogul enthused: “A new sport caught on in schools to encourage students to read. It’s called
He even had a go himself:
He also asked his followers to contribute:
Here are some examples his followers gave:
Which tweets inspired you in 2017? Feel free to leave your answers in the comments below.